2015 Polaris Slingshot: FIRST LOOK

Cycle News Staff | July 28, 2014
  2015 Polaris Slingshot

Polaris Introduces the Slingshot.

The new Slingshot joins Polaris’ 2015 model-year lineup.

“Slingshot was designed to deliver head turning exhilaration on two dimensions,” said Mike Jonikas, Vice President of Slingshot. “First is the exhilaration that you can see, hear, and feel while riding in Slingshot. Second is the exhilaration you feel when people turn their heads to stare at Slingshot’s unique and exotic styling.”

The Slingshot, which is technically considered a three-wheel motorcycle, is powered by a 2.4 liter dual-overhead cam engine with a five-speed manual transmission. It features a high strength steel spaceframe, a lightweight aluminum swingarm, and a carbon fiber reinforced drive belt. It has a dry weight of less than 1,700 pounds and a low center of gravity. Horsepower is claimed at 173.

It also features electronic stability and traction control, 3-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, LED taillights, forged aluminum roll hoops, and 3-point seat belts.

Slingshot can also be personalized with premium accessories, such as larger tires with forged aluminum wheels, media console, windscreens, and vehicle covers.

  The 2015 Polaris Slingshot is available in two version standard and premium.

Two models—standard and premium (SL)—of the Slingshot will be offered.

The Slingshot is offered in two distinct trim levels: The base Slingshot, with a U.S. MSRP of $19,999, features titanium metallic paint, 17-inch lightweight alloy wheels up front, and an 18-inch wheel in the rear. The premium model called Slingshot SL, with a U.S. MSRP of $23,999, features red pearl paint, larger 18-inch forged aluminum wheels up front and a 20-inch wheel in the rear, and a blade windscreen for wind protection. It also features a media console with a 4.3-inch LCD screen, back-up camera, Bluetooth integration, and a 6-speaker audio system.

Both trim models will be available this fall at Polaris Slingshot dealerships across the United States and Canada.

For more information, visit:  www.PolarisSlingshot.com

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